Lancaster Police Department

  • Agency: Lancaster Police Department
  • Address: 130 S Broad Street, Lancaster, 43130 OH
  • Chief: David W Bailey (Chief of Police)
Phone: 740-687-6680
Fax: 740-687-6687

Lancaster Police Department is located at 130 S Broad Street, Lancaster, 43130 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is David W Bailey. The Lancaster Police Department phone number is 740-687-6680.

Lancaster Police Department News

Lancaster Police Department is seeking the public’s help. On September 22, 2017, at 2:43 PM, an unknown white male in his twenties entered LanFair Credit Union, 926 Prestige Boulevard, and demanded money. The suspect, who was approximately 5’5” in height, was described as wearing a grey, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a grey ball cap. The suspect left the bank on-foot, traveling across W. Fair Ave. into the wooded area across the street. Anyone with any information on this crime is being asked to contact Detective Mears at (740) 687-6680, Ext. 4543.

On September 21, 2017, five members of the Lancaster Police Department were given the Great Save Award by Fairfield Medical Center. Officer Bill Dotson, Officer Chris Jubach, Communications Technician Amy Cooper, Communications Technician Heather Weitz and Communications Technician Kim Ream were all recognized for their dedication and excellence in the care provided to a patient who was involved in serious car crash that occurred at the intersection of W. Main Street and Memorial Drive.


The Lancaster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of the pictured vehicle. The male driver is a member of the Devil’s Disciples Motorcycle Club and a person of interest in an assault that occurred in July 2017. The male has tattoos on his left forearm that might represent his club affiliation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lancaster Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (740) 687-6680, Ext. 4536.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the tragedy in Las Vegas. We watched as our brothers and sisters fought hard to preserve life during this cowardly event, and it only strengthened our resolve to protect our community from all who threaten it.

The Lancaster Police Department’s Special Response Team completed their Physical Fitness Assessment yesterday. The annual test consists of running, lifting, and anaerobic exercises - and lasts approximately three hours. Pictured are members of the Special Response Team: Lt. Snyder #664, Sgt. Ream #24, Det. Hall #808, Ofc. Yarbrough #160, Ofc. Sandy #63, Ofc. Thurston #487, Ofc. Dotson #988, Ofc. Leberth #1027, Ofc. Sinewe #1009, Ofc. Temper #1235, Ofc. Ankrom #1245, and Ofc. McGee #1244. Also photographed are Chief Pillar #144 and Ofc. Sinewe. Ofc. Sinewe was one of several members obtaining a high enough score to be considered by the Chief to receive a commemorative challenge coin. Chief Pillar also participated in the event, and finished right along with some of the top competitors on the team!

On July 4, 2017, Sgt. Poffenbarger, Officers Benner, Hoyt, and Jubach worked a security detail for U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers while he walked in Lancaster's Fourth of July parade. These officers accompanied the Congressman, making sure that he was safe while he walked along the parade route greeting constituents. This was due to to the fact that the Congressman received credible threats against him and his family as this followed the attack on congressional participants at a charity baseball practice event. On September 16, 2017, Ryan O'Connor, a representative from Congressman Stiver's office, presented to the officers an official challenge coin as a way to thank them for their commitment to keep Congressman Stivers and his family safe. These officers volunteered their time on a holiday to work the security detail.

Bank Robbery Suspect On September 13, 2017 at 11:31 am the Lancaster Police Department was notified that the Fairfield National Bank located at 1001 W. Fair Ave. had been robbed. A white male in his early 20s, sandy blonde hair, approximately 5’8” tall, 135-150 lbs., wearing sunglasses, black leather jacket and black colored shirt walked into the bank branch and handed the teller a note demanding money. The male left with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with information about this robbery or the identity of the male in the photo, please contact Det. Bryan Underwood #336 at (740) 687-6680, Ext. 4545.

The Lancaster Police Department participated in the United Way Community Care Day this year by updating the Allen Chapel on East Walnut Street. Members of the department scraped old and deteriorated paint from the exterior and updated the chapel with a fresh coat. As you can see, we always find ways to work in a good time between all of the hard work!

Please join us in welcoming our newest officer, Roxx Williams! Ofc. Williams comes to us after previous service with the Somerset Police Department as well as completing her bachelor's degree at Capital University.

On Sunday, September 10, 2017 the Ohio Corvette Club Alliance donated $500.00 to the Lancaster Police Department. We are using these funds to purchase less-lethal ammunition in an effort to equip our officers with additional tools in dealing with critical incidents. A big thank you to the Ohio Corvette Club Alliance!

The Lancaster Police Department has its thoughts and prayers with all that gave so much on this day sixteen years ago. We will always stand faithfully behind our community no matter how steep the sacrifice.

*Please Help Identify* If you are able to identify any person(s) associated with the vehicle recorded in these photographs or the individual (male, w/beard) exiting the vehicle, please contact Officer Callander #1094 at (740) 687-6680 ext. 659. The subjects (male passenger / female driver) in the video are suspected of damaging and theft from the coin machines at the the Memorial Drive Car Wash, 802 North Memorial Drive, Lancaster. Thank you in advance for any assistance possible!

The Lancaster Police Department swore in its newest police officer, Kyle Lindsey, on August 7, 2017. Kyle will be attending the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy on August 21, 2017, and will join our agency for Field Training immediately after his anticipated graduation!

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The missing juveniles reported earlier this morning have been located by our officers. Thank you for your assistance!

The Lancaster Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals reference their potential involvement in a July 15, 2017 shooting in the city of Lancaster, Ohio. We are asking anyone with information on the location and/or involvement of the following individuals to contact the Lancaster Police Department immediately. Citizens may choose to provide information anonymously. Please do not approach these individuals. For urgent tips contact our dispatch center: (740) 687-6680 ext. 2 For information regarding the incident or tips not requiring immediate attention: Det. Mears #813 – (740) 687-6680 ext. 4543

The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a shooting that was reported at approximately 12:47am. The incident took place in the 700 block of North Pierce Avenue. As of right now, officers and detectives are working to locate person(s) involved. There are no known injuries reported at this time. We advise the residents in this area to remain observant, but we do not believe any immediate danger exists and preliminary information reflects this being an isolated event. If you have any information regarding this shooting incident or person(s) involved, we urge you to contact the Lancaster Police Department dispatch center at (740) 687-6680 ext. 2. Calls can be made anonymously.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Augg's family and friends. Chief Augg retired from the Lancaster Police Department in 1988 as Chief of Police, and provided the city with forty years of service.

The Lancaster Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July! Our Chief, Adam Pillar, was hard at work during the holiday doing his part to spruce up the grounds in front of our headquarters. A big shout out to the Lancaster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association as well for their ongoing maintenance and care of our facilities! It is work and comradery like this that make our community one of the best around! Please take a moment on this holiday to remember what makes our communities so strong and for those that gave their lives to make it that way.

*** IMPORTANT REMINDER *** One of the easiest things you can do to save a life, whether it be for medical emergencies or active crimes against persons, is to readily identify your house number. In an emergency, one second can make a difference. We have seen brief moments in time make the difference between life and death. Even with the luxury of GPS devices, navigation, and familiarization of our city, locating an exact address can sometimes be difficult and cause delays that could affect a life. Decorative numbering is great, but we recommend at least one other marking in reflective or high-visibility material. Evaluate your markings at night and make sure they are immediately apparent from the street. Landlords, tenants, and residents of multiple dwellings in one location must also be mindful that apartment numbers or letters are clearly marked on the exterior door or siding of the apartments. This is a simple task to accomplish and can be completed in minutes.

A great story and wonderful job by our friends at the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office. Working together is key, and the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office graciously allow us to utilize their K-9 units when available. Great job, Deputy Meloy! EDIT: This is a story from 2015. We are simply highlighting the great things law enforcement in our community accomplish - many times our agencies call on each other and receive assistance without hesitation. We apologize if this created any confusion.

The Lancaster Police Department Special Response Team trained during the months of May and June, concentrating on movement, precision shooting, and hostage rescues operations. This video is an inside look at portions of that training. Please note, a segment of this video simulates the rescue of a hostage and includes simulated gunfire. The officers of the Special Response Team complete monthly training to sharpen their skills and gain preparedness for any situation our community may encounter. They are just a portion of the trained men and women of the Lancaster Police Department serving our city to ensure safety and security for all.

One more photo of our recent grads and Chief Pillar! Officer Bennett and Officer Delgado-Prado graduated from the Police Academy on June 21, 2017. Congrats to them as they embark on their public service journey!

The Lancaster Police Department welcomed two new officers today! Officer Andrew Bennett #1303 (pictured left) came to us after serving two years as a Federal Police Officer in Washington D.C. Officer Jay Delgado-Prado #1304 (pictured right) came to us from Bel Air, Maryland and is excited to start his law enforcement career here in Ohio! Please welcome these officers as they will be on the front lines of our battle to keep this great community safe.